2013 Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award
Congratulations Pierre Gouhier, on winning the Newcastle division of Engineers Australia's Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award. Pierre is currently studying for a Master of Engineering Management at the University of Newcastle.
Pierre, who arrived from France in 2006, holds a Master of Engineering degree, majoring in Composite Materials, from Polytech'Savoie, and is currently the Manager of Engineering at RPC Technologies, overseeing activities across Transport, Defence and Manufacturing.
"I never thought, arriving from France on a very hot morning in January 2006, I would receive such an award a few years later. I am feeling very humbled by such an honour," says Pierre.
"I thank RPC Technologies, who gave me the opportunities and challenges which allowed me to be nominated for such an award and I extend my thanks to my work colleagues as their support and advice is invaluable and of course to my wife, Kate who allows me to spend long hours at the office and is so supportive of what I do."
As a winner at the Division level, Pierre will go on to compete at the National Engineering Excellence Awards to be held at Parliament House in November.